Fly away on Venga Airway

A bit of a early blog post for this week. Tomorrow night i fly to Ibiza for the week. A post 21st celebration and a little bit of a treat for doing well in the dissertation ( a cheeky first). We don’t actually get our final results until next Friday ( while we’re on holiday) . So it could potentially be a really bad spell of holiday blues.

The Everton park pageant is this Tuesday , so i will miss the forecast rain and set up in high gales. Unfortunatley i will be sat on a beach with a cocktail. But ive asked the designer girls to take photos so i shall put them up next week for you to see.

Congratulations to everyone who got their results back this week. The marks where well deserved!!


Hope Street Fest

After a busy weekend working the open day at Edge Hill (Thank you to everyone who showed up in the rain) and celebrating my 21st birthday. Monday morning felt like ten rounds with Tyson.

The morning at Hope Street started with the beginning of the  research and development for the Street Theatre Performance  taking place on the 16th September 2012 as part of the annual Hope Street Feast.

The project will be based on the lost games of Liverpool, linking closley in hand with the olympics. The Performance will celebrate the surreal, ‘daft’ and bring out the fun in competition. As a example the games we devised today …. Stiletto female tennis doubles, flipper football and a rather granduer 3 legged race including opening ceremony.

To give you an idea of what the festival is about. Here is what they achieved last year.

Wealth & Hellbeing at the Hope Street Feast 2010

First day at Hope Street

Today Jim Hendley and I started on the emerging artists programme at Hope Street Festival. The day consisted of numerous ice breakers… snatching toilet roll from the back of peoples pants, human pyramids on newspaper pieces and life mapping ( an a1 piece of paper mapping the entirety of your life in 2 minutes) …needless to say i wasn’t too proud that only thing i could think of documenting was my hairstyles through the ages.

The first project we embark on is in the Everton schools Pageant. A collaboration with Tate Liverpool and the Youth and Play Service, inspired by Turner Monet Twombly Exhibition at Tate Liverpool. For the designers we begin making 4-6 trees this week for the children to pin individual leaves with personal messages onto. The Pageant will be held on 26th June at The View in Everton Park. Come and see it if your in town its not far to walk!


Olympic Torch Passes Through Liverpool

Friday was surreal to say the least. I arrived at Hope Street in the morning to visit a disused warehouse full of props and stage pieces  (we are hoping to grab some bits and bobs from here for upcoming projects)

On our return i was introduced to the wardrobe. As a mild sufferer of OCD …the wardrobe could only be described as a living nightmare. I am looking forward to spending two full days organising and labelling.

Then at 4 i met up with Jim Hendley to climb inside a Beatles puppet with the Hope Street Team. As much i was willing to do so unfortunately I was too small to fit inside one. To anyone who was in Liverpool when the torch was passing around half 5 we where up near the Anglican cathedral. Photos coming soon!